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Leonard Russell
Running back
Jersey #(s)
Born November 17, 1969 (1969-11-17) (age 40)
Long Beach, California
Career information
Year(s) 19911996
NFL Draft 1991 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
College Arizona State
Professional teams
Career stats
Rushing yards 3,973
Average 3.4
Touchdowns 29
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Leonard James Russell (born November 17, 1969 in Long Beach, California) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. A 6'2", 235-lb. running back from Arizona State University, Russell played in 6 NFL seasons from 1991 to 1996 for the Patriots, the Denver Broncos, the St. Louis Rams, and the San Diego Chargers.

In 1991, Russell was selected as the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year after rushing for 959 yards and 4 touchdowns for the Patriots.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Emmitt Smith
AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Carl Pickens
Preceded by
John Stephens
New England Patriots Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Jon Vaughn
Preceded by
Jon Vaughn
New England Patriots Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Marion Butts
Preceded by
Rod Bernstine
Denver Broncos Starting Running Back
Succeeded by
Terrell Davis


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